§ 28. Colonel DAY
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will have the Royal Warrant so amended that local pensions committees may have the power to authorise the payment of the travelling expenses of any relative, friend, or other person who, in their opinion, should accompany the pensioner when he appears before the appeals tribunal, in order that his claim may be adequately presented?
I would remind the hon. and gallant Member that the procedure of appeal is a matter which is determined by the rules of the Lord Chancellor under the War Pensions Acts and not by the Royal Pension Warrants. Any extension of existing provisions in the direction suggested would, therefore, be a matter for the consideration of the Lord Chancellor.